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Nov 13, 2013 8:00pm EST
with officials from the health and human services department and the centers for medicaid and medicare services. this hearing on the status of the rollout from the healthcare website is a little more than four hours. >> the committee will come to order. we have two rants. he the money the government takes involuntarily from them is both been. second, americans to serve an efficient government that works for them. is toty on this committee in fact protect these rights. our solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers because they have a money government takes from them is well spent. tirelesslyb to work in partnership with citizen watchdogs to deliver the facts and bring general reform to the bureaucracy. agohree and a half years have partisan vote, they affordability care rocked. it gave them three years to implement, unlimited money, and ensure they neither need to come back to congress ever again. rules.ated their own the 2400 pages were passed into tensnd they now represent of thousands of pages of regulation that were created based on how this administration wanted a
Nov 12, 2013 2:30pm EST
taxpayers $1.6 billion in income taxes, unemployment taxes, social security taxes and medicare taxes. that's 19 years ago. that report 19 years ago found that 15% of employers had misclassified employees. a new review is being undertaken. unfortunately, we will not see the results of that new review for some time. a 2009 treasury inspector general's report on misclassification acknowledged the lack of comprehensive new information while saying that the loss revenue would be "markedly higher than the $1.6 billion," of course, referring then to the 1984 i.r.s. report. why would an employer intentionally commit payroll fraud? i think that's an important question to ask. a june report, again, by the inspector general at treasury, summarizes the reason as follows, "the i.r.s. estimates that employers misclassify millions of workers as independent contractors instead of employees. the misclassifications allow employers to avoid paying a significant amount of money in employment taxes which adversely affects employees and tax administration. on average, an employer can ave approximately $3,710 pe
Nov 15, 2013 11:00am EST
to the time of no cap, so the alternative is bankruptcy. eight years ago the medicare drug program that republicans had passed got off to a rocky start. did we democrats pounce on it for political gain? no, we put the country first and helped make the program a success. the republicans are marching in the opposite direction. destroying really instead of making something work . let's work together to make it work rather than destroying what americans want, a healthy health program for all americans. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan yields back. the gentleman from michigan, mr. upton, is recognized. mr. upton: i yield one minute to the majority leader of the house, mr. cantor. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia, mr. cantor, is recognized for one minute. mr. cantor: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the chairman, the gentleman from michigan. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of the keep your health plan act. many americans today are worried, they are worried about their jobs, worried about saving for their children's college education
Nov 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
under medicare. mr. speaker, rather than making the affordable care act successful, republicans are telling americans they want to rush to the days when insurance companies could tell those with pre-existing conditions, sorry, you don't deserve and cannot purchase health insurance. 46 times republicans have told americans that if they reach their lifetime limits, that's just too bad. 46 times they've said if they want to keep medicare part d doughnut hole and keep medication unaffordable, that's the way it's going to be. mr. speaker, americans deserve access to affordable, quality health care. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approx president obama is having senators from both parties over to the white house tomorrow. reuters reports they will discuss the nuclear program. ony are due to meet again wednesday. the u.s. and other suspected is aimed at developing atomic weapons. the pan -- the plan has been andsed by israel and france also by republicans and some of obama's fellow democrats in congress who argue
Nov 12, 2013 10:00am EST
put in the medicare drug program for seniors, which was not as complicated but had the same problem with the rollout. it was a disaster. there were people that lost their prescriptions for their existing medicine and they fixed it. the president, as you know, has pledged to ask his team, tasked his team to look at potential actions that could be taken to address this problem. because his focus is on making sure that people get quality and affordable health insurance. >> what the president said appears to be different from what president clinton said. president clinton is talking about anybody who is losing their plan, what the president said and officials said was they were focused more on people getting cancellations and weren't getting subsidies to cover higher premiums. is what president obama looking at more narrow than -- >> certainly the point we have made is that for more than half of those on the individual market who, because their plans were not grand fathered in, they did not exist, or were not participants in those plans prior to the passage of the affordable care act, m
Nov 14, 2013 4:00pm EST
-based health care; i'm looking at folks who've got medicare and medicaid -- and that accounts for the vast majority of americans. and then for people who don't have any health insurance at all, obviously that didn't apply. my commitment to them was, you're going to be able to get affordable health care for the first time. you have an individual market that accounts for about 5 percent of the population. and our working assumption was my working assumption was that the majority of those folks would find better policies at lower costs or the same costs in the marketplaces, and that the universe of folks who potentially would not find a better deal in the marketplaces, the grandfather clause would work sufficiently for them. and it didn't. and again, that's on us. which is why we're -- that's on me. and that's why i'm trying to fix it. and as i said earlier, i guess last week, and i will repeat that's something i deeply regret because it's scary getting a cancellation notice. now, it is important to understand that out of that population, typically there is constant churn in that market. this
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